I am a 23 year old Vermonter suffering from late stage 3 Neuro Lyme Disease. I was bitten June 2012 and was misdiagnosed 7 times. In January 2013 I was diagnosed with 3 different positive tests through labs IGX and Quest. I have tried months of antibiotics and homeopathic treatments with little to no improvement. My symptoms have become debilitating. daily I suffer with: joint pain, joint swelling, body aches, short term memory loss, slurred speech, joint stiffness, mood swings, depression, disturbed sleep, dizziness, poor balance, difficulty with speech, fatigue, difficulty walking, difficulty with thinking, headache, blurred vision, muscle pain and cramps, numbness and tingling. It's hard to live my life as a young adult and run my pet grooming business as I am in such chronic pain each day. We are hoping to raise money to pay for my treatments which are almost always out of pocket, transportation and lodging.
Lyme treatments are not covered by any insurance so we are forced to pay out of pocket.
There are many other co infections transmitted by ticks, deer flies, Mosquitos, horse flies and black biting flies. I am now being treated at The Stram Center in Bennington Vermont by DR. Kory DiRoma. They specialize in Lyme disease and integrative medicine.
I currently have been diagnosed with Lyme, Babesia, Tularemia, Ehrlichia, Myco plasma and MTHFR.
We are raising as much as we can to help pay for my treatments, tests and procedures That our insurance company (MVP) will not cover.
Thank you in advance